Juventus begin long march to success

SaturdayPalermo     vs     Cagliari    18:00Milan     vs     Atalanta    20:45
Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner signed on loan for one season from Arsenal. Net photo.
Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner signed on loan for one season from Arsenal. Net photo.

Saturday
Palermo     vs     Cagliari    18:00
Milan     vs     Atalanta    20:45

Sunday
Chievo     vs     Lazio        12:30
AS Roma     vs     Bologna    15:00
Fiorentina     vs     Catania
Genoa     vs     Juventus
Napoli     vs     Parma
US Pescara     vs     Sampdoria
Siena     vs     Udinese
Torino     vs     Inter        20:45

ROME - Ambitious Serie A champions Juventus will be looking to maintain their 100 percent start to the season in an away match at Genoa which is the first of an impressive run of seven in 23 days.

Antonio Conte’s side is aiming for four trophies this season and while recently acquiring Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner, the “Old Lady of Turin” has eyes for a striker with arguably more to offer.

Juventus’s trip to Genoa will be short, but next week they travel to Chelsea and then face Cheivo, Fiorentina and Roma before hosting Shakhtar in Europe and then league minnows Siena in early October.

It is no wonder the club’s director general, Beppe Moratto, is intent on bolstering a squad some observers feel has a real chance in Europe this season.

“If there’s one Italian side that can excel in the Champions League this season it’s Juventus,” Gianluca Vialli, who won the trophy with Juve and also played with their group rivals Chelsea, told Tuttosport in midweek.

Spain international Fernando Llorente of Athletic Bilbao remains Juve’s main target, especially as Fiorentina have included an “anti-Juve” clause in the contract of their Montenegrin international Stevan Jovetic.

Whether Bendtner will get a chance for Juventus soon remains to be seen, although Moratta says the former Arsenal man has impressed Conte in training.

Juventus are one of only four teams – along with Napoli, Lazio and Sampdoria – to have won their first two games of the season.

 

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